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West African Basketball Classic Unveils Regional Ground-Breaking Tournament

By Our Reporter


In a significant announcement that marks the beginning of competitive basketball action across West Africa, the West African Basketball Classic (WABC) was unveiled during a press conference on Thursday, 1 February.

The WABC, spearheaded by an independent group from Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana and Togo is committed to advancing club basketball in the region under the FIBA Africa Zone 3 umbrella.

Revealing the exciting details about its inaugural edition, the WABC President, Olumide Oyedeji, announced the selection of six teams to partake in this groundbreaking project, marking the formation of the WABC. The participating clubs include Gidi Giants and Kwara Falcons from Nigeria, ASPAC and ELAN Coton from Benin Republic, Customs from Ghana and Swallows from Togo.

The initial phase will hold in Togo from February 24 to March 2 while the second phase will happen in Benin Republic in April. The highly anticipated Final Four is slated for June 8 to June 12 in Ghana, leading up to the grand finale set to unfold in Abuja.

The competition format will feature round-robin games during the group stages, intensifying the thrill and competition among the participating teams.

Notably, a championship trophy and medals await the top-performing team, first runner-up, and second runner-up as the winner will embark on a playing tour of China sponsored by PEAK.


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